Qualified applicant will perform research on the synthesis and evolution of functional interfaces. The overarching goal is to understand perovskite photovoltaic devices. Materials of interest include halide perovskites, particularly growing both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional variants. Advanced characterization techniques such as in situ characterization during synthesis and work at various synchrotron sources and free electrons lasers will be performed to characterize the samples.
Qualified applicant will perform advanced X-ray characterization measurements, and other supporting characterization studies, on simplified photoelectrochemical devices. The overarching goal is to understand charge transport at functional interfaces within the devices. Materials of interest include halide perovskites, selective contacts, and complex oxides. The X-ray measurements will require the use of free electron laser facilities and synchrotron sources, to be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and international facilities. Measurements will include a variety of surfaced based measurements, including surface diffraction, X-ray absorption and X-ray nonlinear optics. These measurements will require management and analysis of large data sets.
The qualified applicant will synthesize and characterize halide perovskites and perovskite thin films. Materials characterization of synthesized products via techniques such as optical spectroscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, light scattering, and vibrational spectroscopy will be necessary. Advanced materials characterization including in situ spectroscopy as well as cutting edge X-ray free electron laser work including transient absorption, and X-ray nonlinear optics.